Worry. We’re all tempted by it, I dare say on a daily basis. It’s said that worry is a thief of joy, and I can certainly agree with that. It steals our peace as well. But every temptation to worry in light of my position in Christ, actually presents another opportunity for me to trust in Him, where peace abounds. I wish I could say that I enter that peace quickly, without giving worry an ounce of my time. But often, it’s in the midst of angst over my circumstance, that the Lord gently reminds me that He offers a much better way.
In this passage, Jesus is referring to our concerns over provision. He wants us to trust that God will meet our needs. I remember a time, as a young mother, taking one of my sons who was ill to our pediatrician and bursting into tears because I didn’t have the money to pay her. I remember being so anxious and embarrassed even as I drove him to her office. She gently but firmly told me to never hesitate to bring my children in because of financial strain. She blessed me with so much peace that day, and I have never forgotten her grace. Years later, I can look back and know that God provided for me through the kindness of this doctor.
Think of a time when God eased your worried mind by providing exactly what you needed? Let’s thank Him for that today.